Chocolate Cheesecake...No Bake and Eggless



Although I made this a while back, this cheesecake is totally dedicated to my brother. I know he would love this, being chocolate crazy was one of the things we had in common growing up!

It is Rakshabandhan today and I so wish he was here with me to celebrate.

I had made this back in April when I had some friends over for dinner on the eve of Manoj's Birthday. I had bought cream cheese to bake a cake, but then changed plans and made this. It was everything I would ever want in a dessert, chocolate and some more chocolate!  It was a breeze to make and tasted just incredible!

Chocolate Cheesecake


Ingredients:
Base:
150 gms cookies, crushed (I used digestive biscuits)
2 tbs cocoa powder, omit if using chocolate cookies
4 tbs melted butter
2 tbs sugar

Cheesecake Filling:
200 gms cream cheese
1 cup heavy cream
150 gms semisweet chocolate
1/2 tbs gelatin
2 tbs water
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

Ganache Topping:
1/4 cup bittersweet chocolate
1/3 cup heavy cream


Method:
Base:
Mix together the cookies, cocoa, sugar and melted butter. Press the mixture into the bottom of an 8" spring form pan and bring it up to the sides a little. Chill the base while you prepare the filling.

Cheesecake Filling:
Take the water in a bowl and sprinkle the gelatin over it. Microwave for a few seconds just until clear and melted and keep aside.
Melt the chocolate over a double boiler. Keep aside to cool.
Whip the cream cheese and sugar until smooth and creamy. Stir in the gelatin.
Stir in the cooled chocolate and vanilla extract.
Whip the cream to almost stiff peaks and fold into the chocolate mixture.
Pour this mixture over the prepared crust and smooth the top. Refrigerate for 5-6 hours until set.

Ganache Topping:
Melt the chocolate and cream over a double boiler until smooth. Cool to room temperature.

When the cheesecake has set, run a knife around the edges and unmold carefully. Tranfer to a serving plate and spread the ganache over the top.

18 comments:

  1. Unbelievably awesome Poo! :) :D All I want to do is look at the pic all day long!

    (Psst.. in case you're wondering who the hell I am barging into your blog & talking to u as if we've known each other for ages, :D I AM a regular follower of your blog. I just switched domain so commenting from a new a/c! :D)

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  2. Looks yum and wonderful glaze of chocolate.

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  3. The Cheesecake looks absolutely delicious poornima!

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  4. OMG.. Mouth watering here.. looks so so so tempting and delicious.. awesome job dear.. lovely pictures too :)
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  5. Such a decadent cake ! It looks perfect for any occasion.Rakhi wishes to your bro and belated b'day wishes to your hubby :)

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  6. That's a yum treat for your bro :) I like how the chocolate glaze on top is shinning bright!

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  7. looks like a slice of heAven :) seasons greetings !

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  8. Absolutely sinful and divine..

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  9. wow an absolute tempter.. i want this now :-) lovely blog and happy to follow you.. Do visit mine http://cooklikepriya.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. What a lovely treat! It sounds delicious and has great eye appeal as well. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  11. Mmmhhh, very tempting! That cheesecake must taste divine.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  12. Came here from foodgwaker..Lovely space and the cheesecake looks perfect for celebration..Tempting one..

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  13. yumm. luv ur fotos dear. no bake makes this recipe attractive. KU good work

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  14. I'm a chocoholic too. Nice cheesecake. Poor brother just gets a dedication and no slice :)

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  15. absolutely a stunner. Haven't tried a choco cheesecake - eating or baking yet. Fruit based cheese cakes have always been my thing. But now I am seriously tempted. Gorgeous looking piece - Anita Menon (www.sliceofmylyfe.wordpress.com)

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